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Aerobika OPEP Device

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Aerobika OPEP Device

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  • $106.00

The Aerobika Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure (OPEP) device is a drug-free, easy to use, hand-held device with a proprietary pressure-oscillation dynamic that provides intermittent resistance, creating positive pressure oscillations during patient exhalation.

The Aerobika device can assist with opening weak or collapsed airways and can help to thin and loosen mucus, enabling it to move to the larger airways of your lungs, where it can be coughed out. 

 

Click on the Video tab below to watch or download the brochure for more details.

 

The Aerobika device is clinically supported to:

  • Open the smaller airways
  • Improve mucus clearance
  • Decrease cough frequency
  • Reduce breathlessness
  • Improve exercise tolerance
  • Improve quality of life

It is also:

  • Drug free, natural airway clearance
  • Easy to use, clean and disinfect
  • Compatible with nebulizer therapy
  • 5 resistance settings to adjust to each patient’s expiratory capacity
  • Backed by clinical evidence
  • Not Made or Manufactured with BPA, Natural Rubber Latex, Phthalates, Lead, or PVC

 

This unit is to be replaced every 12 months.

 

 

How to Use the Aerobika:

  • Assure proper setting of the resistance indicator on the Aerobika. This is on the same side as  the mouthpiece. Your health care provider will set the indicator when you get your Aerobika. Move the resistance indicator toward the + to increase resistance. Shift the indicator toward  to decrease resistance.

  • Sit up with good posture to use the AerobikaSometimes we may have you lie in a postural drainage position to use the Aerobika. Postural drainage positions include lying flat on your back, and alternating right and left sides. Your health care provider will show you postural drainage positions to use if these are recommended.

  • Place the Aerobika mouthpiece in your mouth. Seal your lips tightly around the mouthpiece.

  • Take in a fairly deep breath and hold it for about 2-3 seconds.

  • Exhale actively (but not too forcefully) through the mouthpiece until you no longer hear the flutter. Keep your cheeks as firm as possible when you exhale.

  • Manometer: When you exhale (not forcefully) keep the red indicator in the green zone.

  • Repeat this maneuver for 10-20 breaths. Try to resist coughing during this phase.

 

Daily Therapy

  • Follow this cycle:

    1. 10-20 blows or as tolerated

    2. 2-3 huffs

    3. One big cough to bring the sputum up and out. Try not to swallow the mucus.

  • Huff coughing is a type of coughing if you have trouble clearing your mucus. Take a breath that is slightly deeper than normal. Use your stomach muscles to make a series of 3 exhalations with the airway open, making a “ha, ha, ha” sound. Follow this by normal breathing and a deep cough if you feel mucus moving.

  • Repeat cycle for 10-15 minutes 2 to 4 times a day (or as prescribed by your health care provider).

  • Your health care provider will tell you how many times a day to use the Aerobika.  If you use a short acting inhaled bronchodilator, use the Aerobika 15 minutes after you inhale the medicine.

  • Postural Positions: Complete 2 cycles with each position.

    • Sitting upright

    • Laying on back

    • Laying on right side

    • Laying on left side

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